BONAIRE
MAY 17 - 24, 2008
All pictures 2012 by Ken Kurtis
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For those interested . . . 
Underwater: Nikon D200 in "manual" in an Ikelite housing with dual SB-105 strobes,
mostly at 1/16th power, 400 ISO,
11-18mm, 18-70mm, & 28-105mm lenses
Surface: Nikon D70 in "Program," 200 ISO.

(Click here to read the written trip report.)

THE FROGFISH
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Sitting out in the open Unusual to see yellow on red A face only a mother could love The red guy we found on Buddy Reef
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"Hopping" about the reef Eying us warily Note the lure extended Look at that face . . .
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THE SEAHORSES
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A pink-ish one Hanging on with his tail Looking inconspicuous This is the one I got punched for
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THE TUBE SPONGES
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They're biiiiiiig . . . Purple ones Orange ones Sticking-out-from-the-wall ones
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OTHER GOOD STUFF
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White-spotted Moray Cleaning Redlip Blenny Yellow-headed Jawfish
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Scorpionfish pectoral detail Lots of purple Giant Anemones . . . with Pederson's . . . . . . and Spottteds all around
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Note the octopus Little guy bravely hanging out Gorgeous brilliant orange sponges Interesting corals
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Trumpetfish patiently waiting Mouth detail Note fish in his mouth Turtle coming at you
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Bristle Worm (painful to touch) Threespot Damsel juvy Lizardfish showing off . . . and head-on
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Peacock Flounder Garden Eels sticking necks out Azure Vase Sponge Barred Hamlet
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French Angelfish French juvy Rock Beauty Queen Angelfish
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Fire coral Tire coral Fire coral on Tire coral Yellowhead Wrasse
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Spotted Drum Drum juvy Crab with a sponge on his back Cleaning . . . or a fish hat
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Scallop (or oyster) Corynactis Balloonfish Slender Filefish juvy
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Corals starting to open at night Cherubfish (rare for Bonaire) Star Coral Sergeant Major
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Flamingo Tongue Tongue making a turn Two Tongues Mantle detail
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Arrow Crab wedged in a sponge Parrotfish mouth detail Hermit Crab on the reef Will we see you again????
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